CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 11

by CalWatchdog Staff | May 11, 2016 12:20 pm


Good morning! We’re told it’s California Day of the Teacher, so be sure to celebrate. 

Proponents of the 12-year extension of a “temporary” income tax on the top 2 percent of earners (Prop. 30) will announce today that the measure has collected the required signatures and will be on November’s ballot.

The measure is just rounding out an already crowded ballot. Last week, proponents of a transparency[1] measure announced it had qualified for the ballot.  

The revenue will go primarily[2] to bolster education funding, but will also contribute to Medi-Cal as well. 

The measure comes at a time when the state is wrestling with the fact that its budget is over-reliant on personal income tax. Critics say a Prop. 30 extension only perpetuates that problem[3]. 

The Prop. 30 announcement will be in Sacramento at 12:30 p.m. 

In other news:

Also on the website: California pollution credits may expand to Brazil[7]



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  1. proponents of a transparency:
  2. The revenue will go primarily:
  3. Critics say a Prop. 30 extension only perpetuates that problem:
  4. Los Angeles Times:
  5. The San Jose Mercury News:
  6. The Sacramento Bee.:
  7. California pollution credits may expand to Brazil:
  8. Packed:
  9. hear a bill:
  10. @CalRoundtable:
  11. @SocialNPasadena:

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